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irapatrh THI. T1MBB FOUNDBD IM., -*H_ DIfiPATCII FOUNDBD lllft. WHOLE NUMBER 17,919. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS, Work of Wednesday Club Last Night Best in Many Years. ARTISTS AND CHORUS ARE HIGHLY PRAISED Children Will Sing This After? noon and Syniphony Concert Will Bc Given To-Morrow i. Afternoon ? New Ar rangctnen't of Stagc Is Improvement. WITH perhaps Iho most en? joyed orntorlo program of lts hfatory; tho .Wednesday Club opened Its flfteenth annual festival last ovoning, promtsing much to mualc-Iovera thls year. Entcrlng the Aeademy, thc audience wa* struck ivlth thc fact that the Mage ha(i ?een rearranged most skll fully. Heretofore the chorus was seated In elght tier's In order tliat all mlght be placed. Thls ycar, though thc chorus is larger than usual, the ftage had heen so well planned by Mr. Arthur Scrivenor that all were seated ln flve tlers. In order to accornpllsh thls the stage was extended beyond the flrst two proscenlum boxes. Not only dld thls method add to tlie com? fort of tho chorus. hut by enveloplng the orchestra as lt were, the musical effects werc greatly enhunced. Scene on Stage. Tho stago was covered wlth grcen, and a number of palms added greatly to the effect. Speclal scenery had been prepared. and the whole effect was one of greai betiuty and churm. An? other feature for whlcli tlie club was. indehted to Mr- Scrivenor v.-as the beautiful programs. For tlie flrst tlme In ita hlstory the organization has had Bn aderjuale deucriptlon of ihe muslc it was to slng, with many of the lead? lng; musical themea given in the actual notes. In addltlon to the portralts of the sololsts, the plctures of many of the composers wlth thelr biographlcal sketches aro In thla program. whlch ha.s thereby made it worthy of preser vation apart from lts Immediate use. The audience as a whole was thor? oughly ln accord wlth .thc club from the openlng number. and fine quality, not only of the sololats, but of tlie chorus. insures for thls year's festival an unsurpaased brllllancy and t.uccess. AA'onderrul AVork. The hlgh expectatlons that had been entertalned of Franck's Beatitudes were more than justlfted by tho per? formance. The beautiful themes and thelr masterly handllng were a reve lation to ti.e people of Rlchmond. Thls greoa work) should be much A_>?j; widely known than It is, aml the AVednesday Club ls Justly proud of the fact that It should have achleved such a success wlth one of the earliest renditlons of this oratorlo In America. Kortunately for Hlchmond the AVed? nesday, Club has gone on from year to year Increasing ln lts musical" ca? pacity, and It ls really of Immeasurable value to thls community, Those who have for flfteen years had at least one annual opportunlty to hear the muslc of the masters magntflcently rendere-J must feel the great servlce which the AVednesday Club has rendered. And apart from any altrulsm, Just from a pure love of art Itself, the work of the club stands high among the ama? tour ehoral socleties. Capublc Art lsts. Mr. George Hamlln. Dr. Franklln Lawson and Mr. Claude Cunnlngham sll made thelr flrst appearance beforo a Richmond audience. Judging from ihe ablllty these gentlemen showed last night. there can be no doubt of the pleasure lu store for those attending the following concerts. Tir. Lawson had a mlnor part in the "Beatitudes." Ii would, however, be dlfflcult properly to express the enthu? siasm created by Mr. Hamlln and Mr. Cunnlngham In their roles. Mr. Hamlln has a slngularly pure and sweet tenor voioe. whlch he used wlth perfect art and wlth no suggestlon of physlcal re? straint and limitatlon, while Mr. Cun nlnglinm, wlio sang "Tho Volce ot Chrlst" ln the '?Beatitudes," gave as perfect an Interpretatlon of what tho composer had In mlnd as was humanly possible. The sympathy and dlgnlty of his work went stralght to thfi hearts of hls hearers. Mr. Cunnlngham has heen slnglng for several years past, ehlefly in oratorlo, throughout tho cltles ot thls country, and hls reputatlon Is deservedly growing day by day. Though hls art is perfect, or rather because it Is perfect, Ic ls^.absolutely , unobtrlisive. and he sings wlth appa? rent slmpllclty nnd perfect slncerity. The, quality of hls volco Is most un usual, partaklng, ln the upper register, of the sweetness of a rlch, manly tenor, Perhaps the chief beauty of hls part ln this notable work was the polse and dlgnlty andi carnest reverence wlth which he sang. To haye heard hlm ln thls pnrt is a prlvllege, and he wlll always be welcomed-in thls community. Old Frlendsi Here Agaln. Madam Bo'uton and Mrs. Grace Bon? ner Willlams, who have appeared ln Hlchmond before, were welcomed as old friends, and sang wlth all that vervo and sklll that hnve made them no popu? lar hero on thelr previous vlstts. Mr. Freclerlo Mnrtin, who ls also an Old frlend of Rlchmond musical au diences, came up to the hlgh standard whlch he had already establlshed here In hls thorough, consclenllous and ar? tistic renderlng of the powerful hut dlfficult and lhankless part of Satan glven to him ln this work, The "Beatitudes" ls probably the most smbltlous and mopt dlfflcult ohorat tvork ever undertaken in Rlchmond, with the possible exceptlon ot Dvo rak's "Stabat Mater," produced some years ago. It ls generally called an oratorlo for lack of a better name, though lt tllffers fundamentnlly from the classio form, and is in fact a doeply rellgious musical drama of tho modern Fronch school, Tho composer has developed hls schoma by Ihe use of vivid and frequontly recurring con trast. The welrd and often startllng tumult of the terrestrlal chorus ls closely followed by the ealm. dlgnlty TiContlnuea~^~fiftirPaKe.>, ^, ONE FREE; OTHERS BAILED Till*. nr-sult of Me-nrliiB In (hr PlillimM TrriKrily?llnrljil e,f ihv Dcnd. ! Hperiai io The Ttmes-Dlnttttch. J MAKTIN.SVH.r.B. VA., May 7.--The prellminary h-nrlnp- |n the rase of H.refdrd anel Thorti-js Spencer. Willlaiii an.l Grover Massey, partlclpHnts ln tlie shooting noar rhllpott. Va? on Tunif elny, was helel boforo .lustlcn Thomns Trent, al Phllpott to-day. Comrnon wpnlih'H Atlorney .1. R. Kmlth ropro snntoei the Rtiite, an'd Messrs. .lohn W. CartT anel Wlllla in II. Gravely, of .Mnillnsvlllo. iho elofense, The Commontvealth dle! not go ns fully Into tlio evidence to-elay as it elfel at tho Ineniost. on yesterday. There v/oro no now elevelopinents, ancl tlie ex? amlnatlon resultea ln the discharge of Hereforel Spencer. ln whose yarel the shooting hegan, It not. heing shown that he had done an.v shooting hlmself. The other three men clisrged wilh ilie Hhootlng were sent on to the grand Jury. hin admltted to hall In the sum of'|500 ench, whlch wns promptlv fur? nished, The e-ases wlll probably he tried at the next term of the Circult Court of Henry county, whlch begins here tlie flrst Monday In July. Thtrc was n. larer*- crowd at Plr.'pott to-day, but thc nelghborhood contlnucs epilet, and no further trouhle Is ex pecled. The sympathles of the people of thnt sectlon eontlnue wlth thc de? fendant!*, but not wlthstandlng- this fnct Mr. Kmlth wlll vlgorously prose cute the. e-aKCs. Thc llne of defense has not yet developed, as tho accused have put no wltnesses on Ihe stanei. lt Is supposed. however, that lt wlll be a plen of xelf-defense. upon tho ground tliat the Sholtons and thelr friends in letiele<j perKonal vlolence to the Spencer and Massey famllles. The dead were burled thls afternoon; Sam Shelton at tho home of hls fathsr. .Tosliua Shelton. In thls rounly and nenr the scene of the tragedy; Charles Dod ?on at Ferrum. in Franklln county, and -Inmes lle.lly near C*obllnto,-v.n. in Palrle-k county. Shooting Creek, whlch has figured somotvhat ln the press accounts of thls affalr. Is In Franklln county. fifteen mlles from the scene of Tuesday's bat? tle. and tfiere Is no connectlon be? tween tho two place.-. nor has Tuesday's shootlhgs ahyththjE to do wlth the Charlty Hall murder ln Patrlck county last spring. UNCLE JOE'S BIRTHDAY Spenk -r. T_ VcBr* "Old, Is Mndeat nnd Illunhlni: ns n .School Glrl. WASHINGTON', D. C, May T.?-A touchlng trlbute wa.s pald by the House -il Representatlves to-day to Speaker Cannon 'upon the occaslon of the sev cnty-secotid annivrsary of hls birth. The tirfual roll call on taking a recess at the close of the rlay had proceeded for some time*, when it was Interrupted by Mr. Champ Clark. of Mlssourl. "Mr. Speaker." hc lnqulred. "is not thls the seventy-second anniversary of the birth of the Speaker?" Tho Speaker seemed taken by sur? prise. and niodestty- bowed that it was. "Well." remarked Mr. Clark. amld applause. "I wish lo say we all wish you many happy returns." C'rif-s of "Sppech! Speech'."' followed, ancl tlie Speaker said tn part: "Except by unanireious consent It ought not to be !n order for anybody to Interrtipt the roll call, but. ln the absence of objectlon. I slnccrely thank the gentleman froni Mlssourl?my friend. personal friend, as 1 am hls, polltical opponent. as I ani hls?for hls kindly remembrance on thls the sev e-nly-second anniversary of my birth. I sometlmes wish I could forget It and everybody else could." Here the House broke into applaus* and laugh ter. "But." he sald. "after all, It is some conipensatlpn for belng seventy-tv.-o when friends recollect tlie blrthday wlth klnd words and thought. "Many years' service In the House of Representatlves authorlzes me to state. as I have stated before. that so far as I kr.ow- or believe, there ls no greater Ic-glslative body than this, or those bodies which constltute the Congress of tlie Cnlted States, and after these years of service 1 want to say that the personnel of the Slxtieth Congress. tn my judgment, is qulte equal to the per? sonnel ot any Congress ln whlch I have served." SELLING MALT BEVERAGES Anti-Saloon People- of Wlnchester Stlrred Ifp Over Matter. fSnecl-l toThe Tlmea-DHP-teh. J MANASSAS. VA.. May 7.?The local Antl-Saloon League is preparing to contest the rlght of the Robert Portner Brewlng Company to conduct a malt bev-rage saloon ln Manassas. The business Is belng conducted by "vV'ado Goodwin. agent for the hrewery, and a warrant will probably bo sworn out against hlm to-morrow, charging a vlolatlon of tho llqueir law. Aniberinc Is the name glven thc naw beverage, und. It ls sald, by those who ought to know, that lt is a verj- good beer. Some say that It Is even better than the average beer bought at saloons. The dry people are very much oxereised over the opening of tha placo here, and declaro that if tho sale of the, drink Is authorlzed ln a dry town and the. law Is not amended so as to pre? vent it, they wlll voto wet two years froni now. Probably the worst feature about the business Is that sales of ani herlne ancl other stmllar beverages are not rorbldden to boys, and that such drlnks are but stepping stones to alcohollc liquors. Invcstlgntlng nt Wlnchester. [Special to The -"imeii-Dljpatch.] "WINCHESTER, VA.. SJay 7.?As a rosult of local optlon ln many eountles and towns in the State a number of so called "soft" drlnks aro belng offered for siale. F,xtreme doubt prevalls as to some of them conforming to th'e law, and the State authorities, -tog-ether wlth Unlted States officials, have be? gun an Investigation with a view to cletermlnlng whether the law is belng vlolated or not, The investlgatlon has alarmed the soft drlnk people, and the action of the authorities ' ls awaltcd wlth some apprehenslon. PEEBLES CASE WITH JURY Ins.tructlouk Submltted and Day Con. Mumed ln Argument, BEDFORD CITV. A'A., Mny 7.?The lnstructlons. ot Judge Barksdale ln tlie trlal af Mrs. Edmonla Peebles for tho murder of her husband, wero read upon tho opening of the court this morn? lng. and Commonweallh's. Attorney H. 0. H\imphrey.N made' the flrst argu nicnt, followed by R. XV. Wlther. nnd .luder? Canipholl, of Amherst. for the d-.fenso. In-the afternoon Mr. Nelson Salo inaele a strong and abla plea for tho defense, Mr, Hmnphrey^ conelud Ipk by appeallng forcibly 10 the jury for convlction. At. hnlf past 6 Ihe case was sub? mltted to tlie.July. and court adjourne. uutll mornlng'. THEIR FIRST VISIT President and Mrs. Roosevelt at Pine Knot for Few Days' Recrcation. HAS JOHN BURROUGHS AS SPECIAL GUEST Wcll-Knowii Author to Enjoy Tra-mping With thc Strcnuous Executivc?Univcrsity Boys Cheer President, Who Talks to Them Briefly. [Speclal tt The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] CHARLOTTESVILLB, VA., May 7.?Presldent Roosevelt Is back agaln once more under the roof of hls Virginia hunting lodgo, in southern Alhemarle. Beaides Mrs. Roosevelt, the Chlef Maglstrato has with hlm this time hls warm, per? sonal friend, John Burroughs, the well known author, who was his companlon on a trip to Ycllowstone Park some years ago. At "Pine Knot," Burroughs is in hls element. Tlie yellow cabln. a frame structure, is particularly notlceable for lts large chlmneys, and daylight can he seen through the weather lirmrdlng, as there ls no plastcrlng. In such a habitat, out In tho wllds of Oreen Mountaln, It Is safe to say that two such saunterers as Roosevelt and Burroughs wlll enjoy to the fullest the llfe ln the open for the next few days. Flrst A'lslt tn Spring, It la the first vlslt of Presldent and Mrs. Roosevelt to "Plne Knot" in the spring. ' Frequeht vlslts have been made to the hunting lodge around Thanksgivlng and Chrlstmas, but thls Is the flrst tlme the Presldent has dropped down at a season of the year when all nature ls at her best. It Is believed that the Presldent's in? tentlon was to come down earlier in the week. but that thls program was Interfered wlth by the ralny weather of the past few days. Burroughs, who was invited especlally to accompany the Presldent, reached the White Ilouse two days ago from his home at AVest Park. Ulster county, X. Y. The trlp from Washlngton was made wlth smoothness and dispatch. During al? most the entlre Journey the party oc? cupied the observation end of the pri? vate Pullman Columbia. whlcli was at tached to the rear of the speclal. Af? ter leaving Orange. luneh was served. Grected by Students. The speclal pulled into Union Sta? tion, thls city. at 2:30. Qulte a num? ber of stndents from the Unlversity of A'irginia had gathered at the depot.and as soon as the Presldent appeared on the platform of hls car they gava ? vigorous college yell. wlth Roos%velt's name attached. The Presldent gave the colleglans a hearty greeting. and aftor Inqulrlng If there were any baseball or footbalf players In the group. referred to the fact that one of the very best men ln hls regiment (the Rough Rlder). ohn Greenway, was r student at the Unlverslty of Vlrginia and a member of the baseball team. As the students> present seemed to fall to appreclate the reference to Greenway, the Presldent added: but I guess that was before your day and you are' not "on." After agaln ex? presslng hls pleasure at seelng the college boys, the President, wlth wave of the hand, turned to hls seat by Mrs. Roosevelt. Before the traln pulled out the students" gave another A'irglnla yell wlth much vlm. The Sun Comes Out. North Garden was reached at 2:50. The Presldent was the flrst to alfght. followed by Mr. Burroughs, hoth hav? lng on light overcoats. Mrs. Roosevelt was clad ln heavy wraps and wore a large1 blue hat, wlth green vell. Be? fore the trlo entered the hack from the AVUbourne stables, the sun broke through the clouds?the flrst tlmo lt had shown Its face ln three days?and the President ordered the top to be thrown tack. Burroughs took his seat by the side of the drlver, Frank Leath ers* the Presldent and Mrs. Roosevelt occupying the rear seat. After dofflng his hat to the small crowd on the sta? tlon platform. the Presldent took the road whlch extends flve mlles south east to the Alberene slate quarry, -with excellent grades for the most part; then seven mlles along Green Moun? taln. over a pleasant sandy road. "Plne Knot" wns reached ln less than two hours. The drlve In tho bright sunshlne was greatly enjoyed. Asslstant Secretary J_ayhew and Se? cret Service Guard Sloan camo back to Charlottesvllle on the Pullman Co? lumbla, but returned at S o'clock to North Garden. where they wlll make thelr headquarters. Here they ean be esslly communlcated -wlth by tele? phone. ln case their services are need? ed. I_ S. Brown, general agent of the Southern, and George \r. Peyton, su? perlntendent of the Washlngton divi slon. Iooked after the comfort of the 'presldential party. KILLED HER TWO CHILDREN Mrs. Peltler Maken Confesslon Juat Be? fore Her Death. ISpecial to The Tlmes-Dispatch-1 BRISTOL, TENN.. May 7.?Mrs. Maxle Peltler. who was found in a critical condition on the streets and sent to the Emergency Hospltal here, con fessed on her death bed to havlng inur dered two ot her Infants, telllng how she threw ona of thom from a rail? road brldge Into a stream, drowining lt. Three of her children nro in the cars 6f the Children's Home Society, ot A'irglnla. Mrs. Peltler was a natlve of Sulll? van county, Tennessee, and came to Bristol several years ago from near Klngsport, Tenn. ..... . i _ CHAXJSE OF DATE3 FAR HEARING IPf THAW MATTER. POUGHKEEPSIE. N. T? May 7-? The habeas corpus proceed injjs of Harry K. Thaw to procuro hls release from the Mulleawan State Hospltal wlll be begun here next Wednesday boforo Justice Morschauser Instead of next Monday, the date heretofore set. Tliis avrangement was mnde tq-day by Dlstrlet Attorney Mack, of Dutchess county. and James G. Graham, coun? sel for Thaw. The postpouement was mado. to sultq the dutles of Dlstrlet Attorney Jerome. whose engagement wlll not permlt hlm to come to Pough Jteessle untll Wednesday,_. LL House Passed Measure, but Senate Committee Will Not Allow It to Come Up. SENATOR DANIEL TO FIGHT FQR IT ON FLOOR Senate Passes Bill to Erect Monu? ment to Pocahontas at James? town? Outlook Favorablc for Purchase of Expo sition Grounds' Next Year. Tlmet-Dlspatch Bur-*u, Mun-oy Buliellng, tV'a-hlnKton. D. ft; Mav 7. SENATOR DA-JIEL sald to-daj that lf the blll repeallng th* tax of 6 cents on Icar tobaccc were not reported soon hc would move to discharge tht commlttee from further conslderatlor of the measure and have lt consider? ed by the Senate. The blll has passec the House by unanlmous vote three times, but the Flnance Commlttee ol thc Senate, of which Senator Aldricl is chairman, has always refused tc report it. The hlll passed early In the. present sesslon, ancl has heen ln thc Senale commlttee for about twe months. but thls commlttee has noi taken any actlon upon It, and lt li not llkely that It wlll do so. It la believed that lf tlie blll coulc be got before the Senate, even wltl an adverse report accompanylng it it could be passed. The advocates ol the blll clalm that lt would greatlj Increase the price the farmer woulc recelve for hls tohacco crop. Monument to Pocnhontn.i. The Senate passed wlthout a dissent Ing vote to-day the blll Introduced by Senator Daniel, approprlating Ju.OOO foi the erectlon of a monument to Poca? hontas on Jamestown Island. The House wlll hardly consider the bill be? fore* next sesslon. The monument ls tc stand on Jamestown Island, and lt I.* stated ln the blll that lt ls to com memorate the landlng of the founders of the fir3t permanent Engllsh settle? ment in Amerlca. Xnval Statlon to Wnlt. The Senate Committee on Naval Af? fairs will consider n-?xt sesslon the bll introduced by Senator Daniel for the purchase of the slt? of the .lamestowr Exposltlon, to be u;-cd as a naval traln ing station and coal depot. The advo cates of the blll clalm to have an ab? solute majorlty .ot" the commlttee prom Ised" to support lt, but as it <s unlikel;. that the Speaker of the House woulc allow, It to be called up ln that body atthls sesslon, It waa de?me'd wise no to press It too hard, especially as sroinc of the Senators on the conimlttee pre? ferred to wait until next year. "The blll provtdfed that the deb whlch th? exposltlon company owei the government should bo deductee from the purchase price of the land," sald Mr. Harry St. George Tuoker to day. "I feel that slnce the goverti ment has not taken advantage of ou offer that we are not bound to feel-bai about that debt. though. of course, : should Hke to see lt pald at once." Tents for' tbe Elk-. Presldent Roosevelt slgned to-daj the Joint resolutlon passed some day ago authorlzlng the Secretary. of Wa to loan 2,500 tents for use ln shelterlni such Elks as mny not be able to obtali roofed homes. when the national gram lodge meets at Oallas tn July, Repre sentatlve Beall. of Texas, who Intro? duced the resolution. sald he did no know that it would be necessary t' call for the tents, but Dallas Elk wanted to be In positlon to make ; demand for them in case they wer needed. Tho Tuherciiloftlff Congress, Representatlve Oalnes. of Tennessee ls making an effort to Induce Congres to allow the Internatlonal Tuberculosl Congress to slt In tho Capltol whei that body convenes here ln Septembei Tlio Unlted States has approprlate. $l_r.,000 towards the expense of th Congress. Mr. Galnes lnslsts that th body ls one of the most dlgnlfied li the world. and that Its objects make It entltled to every consideratlon a the hands of the government. Con gress will have adjourned long befor the sclentlflc body meets, ancl as ther ls no hall in the clty sulted to th demands of such a large organlzatloi lt ls urged that tbe national Capitol b allowed for the purposes of tho con ventlon. Sennlor Halley's rteturn. Senator Balley. of Texas, wlll returi to Washington to-morrow, fresh frov one of the hardest fought polltical hat ties In the hlstory of tho country, 1 whlch hc has been engrossed for ove a month. The flght was ovnr a sea In the national convention at Denver. Senator Balley was a candldate fo one bf the places as delegate at large and, won by a majorlty of about 17,00 out' of a total vote of about 211,001 Hls friends clalm that hls election wa a "ylndlcatlon" of his character as puh (Continued on Second Page.) DID NOT KNOW 0F ScTngP Southern Woninn Senela Sharp I.ette to HeiMon Publishers. rspfloleil fo The Tlmes-DI-patch.] ALHXAXDRIA, LA.. May 7.?Whe Mra, .1. S. Alllson. historian of th Louisiana Pnughters of the Confeeler acy. recently wrote tha Ollver Ditso Puhllshlng Company. pf Boston, for copy of *T|io Southern Marselllalse, the flrm replled that they never hear of the song. Mrs. Allisop replled: "I ani sorry to havo presumed that anything so tntensaly South? ern as "The Southern Marselllalse*' could be tound In any placo so in tensely Yankee as Boston. but I know that durlng- the war Bep Rutler's soldlers ralded A. K. Blackmar's store In New Orleans. and T Uiought possibly that some, copies of Southern songs mlght have found thelr way to Boston." jn reportlng on thls correspondonc to-day at the nnnunl conventlon. "Jx Alllscin was endorsed for the stiincl sh had taken. DF HT KKTJF SEI 'hc Peter Rickmers With Five Score Men on Board in Position of Pcril. LIFESAYERS VAINWAIT FOR STORM TO CALM Rcvcnttc Cutter Mohawk Finds It Iinpossible to Reach th_ Ill-Fated Ship, and Sandy Hook Lifc-Savers Have to Turn Back. NEAV VORK, May 7.?Buffcted by seas whlch a howling sou'easter sent surglng over the shallows of Short Beach, untll she was all broken up amldshlps. the four-masted shlp. Peter Rickmers. wlth a hundred men on board. lay ln a position of extreme perll to-night. AA'lien nlght closed !n and shut off the vlew, the vcswel wns belng swept from side to side by white seas. Only her jlgger ro,nialnod. and on board were her crew of forty-odd men and thc slxty wreckera put aboard to jettisoh the cargo of case oll and to kedge the big Dutchman out Into deep water. Onre llnes wore flung across thc hoat. but the wlnd and seas swept them away. AU day Ufe-savcrs awalted a calmlng of the storm whlcli would en? able them to send thelr surf boats to the dlstressed vessel. The rough seas. however. contlnued. and the wreck had not been reached by nlght. Too Rough for I.lfe-Snvers. At a late hour the Sandy Hook llfe savlng crew, known all along the coast for feats of darlng, boardod the rev? enue cutter Mohawk, and taklng thelr famous power hoat. Rescue, ln' tow, headed for the Rickmers. Presently the cutter was forced tn turn back, and at midnight the llfe-savers re? turned to the Sandy Hook statlon. It was then announced that they would agaln board the Mohawk at 3:30 o'clock in the morning nnd make a new start. They hope to reach the Rickmers by daylight.' Although thc wlnd began to dle down after sunset, It stlll hung aouth of east. and tho vessel ls doomeil wlthout doubt. ln the oplnlon of llfe-savers and bay men. It Is imposslbie to reach her off shore. and whatever sue'eor the flve score men may expect must come from seaward. Those who know the treach erous Long Island shore know that there is no hope ot the seas substdthg for another twenty-four hours, and It ls certaln that the Rickmers cannot lnst 'that long, nnleas by .a jyarncle. . ?? Orlvcn on S.indbar. In command of Captaln Bachman, the Peter Tllchmers salled from New -York Aprll ffOth. bound to Rangoon, Burmah, wlth a cargo ot 120,000 cases of. crude petroleum. She cleared Sandy Hook during the day and startftd on r\?r voy? age eastward. During that nlght, how? ever, she ran Into a storm, whlch drove her on the sandbar at Seaches Inlet. She was unable to work herself off the sand, and wreckers were employed to float the shlp. In order to Jettlson the cargo so she could be floated easler, the wreckers yesterday placed slxty men aboard the Rickmers. The men were aboard yesterday when the s,torm broke nnd prevented thelr return to the wrecking steamers. The wrecklng steamers T. J. Merrltt and Rescue are to-nlght standing by the stranded shlp. The Rickmers wns bullt at Port Glas? gow. Scotland, In 1889, and Is a vessel of 2,05S tons gross register. She is designated as a four-masted bark abroad, but Is elassed as a shlp here. Sho Is a steel vessel, and was under charter of thc Standard Oil Company. GREAT PARADE 0F SAIL0RS Most I rrtnonlng Processlon In Coun try'a Hlatory. SAN FRANC'ISCO. CAL., May 7.? Eight thousand blue Jackets and tnnrines?tho largest armed force .the American navy has ever put ashore ln tlme of peace or war?wero landed to? day from the combined Atlantic and Paciflc fleets, now lylng in the harbor, and marched through the. streets ot San Franclsco ln the most notable parade the city has evon known. For four miles and a half along stroets lined nnd canopied wlth colors and in revlew of a never endlng crowd, the flghtlng men of the fleets mado thelr way to the martial tunes of thelr shlpmate's bands.., Twenty-five hundred soldlers of the regular army In full dress array act? ed as an escorto to the vlsitlng men ot the sea. Rear Admlrat Evans, "com inanding the fleets, and the. slx other rear admirals in command of squad rons and (Jlvlsions. rodo In carrlage. Admiral Evans was qulckly recogrilzful by the. thousands aml was cheered all along the llne. Secretary of the Navy Metcalf. Gov? ernor Gillett, of California, and Mayor Taylor, of San Kraneisco. rode in ths parade'and afterward revlewecl it as lt countermarched down A'an Ness Ave? nue. In addltlon to the soldlers and sallors thore were large representa tions from the national guard and from seml-mllitary veteran and clvic or? ganlzatlons. A battallion of natty little high school cadets from Salt bake Clty acted as personal es cort to Admlral Evans in token of his havlng heen appolnod lo the Naval Aeademy from Utah. After the parade. whlch was tlio feature of the day. was dl'spersed, the offlcers were drlven over other see. tlons of Ino clty than thoso already traversed nnd shown IHe progress of reconstructlon tll?re._ Xt the i.'iilnnount Hotel to-day. Gov? ernor Olllett and hls staff entertaln? ed at dinner In honor of Seoretary Metcalf and the flag and command. Iiik offico.-s of tho fleet. Admlral Fvans was unable Lo attend. hls placo being takon hy Rear Admiral Thomas, who responded to tho oddress of wel? come of the Atlantic fleet. A number of infonnal speeolies were made. BOECK ADMITS HIS GUILT Former Vlnrinlon Admlts hnrge Theft* of Jewels. [Spoclal to Tlie Tlmcs-DlspiitchO ,NEA\r A'OKK. Mtiy "??John Edward Boeck. tho iidventurous young iiuin who won the confldence nf Senator Clark. thc OiUffgenlieims and iiiiiiii;; ouh Mald-n' t.ane jewlors, nnd then flod with 1200.000 worth nf .iewnW Hiiel nionoy ho hnd horrowed, pleaded guilly -to-dny to slx. ludictmonts of grnnil liircouy ln the flrst degree an.l two IndicLuiouls ln tho second degree. IS MRS. GUINNESS ALIVE? .?tnimyniiitii Wrlter Aelvlses Ofllclflls Tlml Mip ls >n< nend. LAPORTE, IND., May 7.?Postpone nient of grand jury arllon on tho caso ngainst Roy Lamphere, nc-rits~d of Ilrst dngreo murder ln connectlon wlth the hurnlng of Arrs., Brlla Chilnneus ond her three chlldren here Aprll _8th, was declded upon to-day at n conferenee of odlclnls of Laporte county1, The Identlfication of another of the bodies cliig up from the Oulnness farm near horo as that of Ole B. Buelsberg, ot Iola, WIs., and evidence that he, llke Andrew Helgeleln. of Mansfleld, S. D., hnd heen brought into Mrs. Bella Oulnness's net through ."matrlmonlal" advortlsements, was one of the clarlfy Ing features of to-day's elnvolopments ln the compllcations of tlie case. The Identlflcatlon of the hundle of bones nnd flesh as the remalns of Budshcrg was mnelo hy tho man's brother, Oscar II. Buelsberg. 'Durlng the sherlff's absenco thls af? ternoon' two men caused conslderable apprehonslon by breaking Into tho car? rlage house on the Oulnness farm, where the nlne cadavers have been kept slnce tlielr exhumatlon. The men raised a window on the south slde of tho buildlng, and ono of them had already made hls way into tho morgue when discovered by a watchman. The latter, D, Af. Hudson, ordered the men away, anel sent a messenger to summon a dep. uty sherlff from Laporte. The intrud ers dlsappeared before the ofllcers ar? rlved, anel efforts to dlscover thelr Identlty were frultless. Volunteered Information has been pourlng in on tlic authorities slnce Ihe case acqulred such notoriety. Among these communicntlons recelved to-day was a letter purportlng to come from a Mrs. Schorn, of Indlanapolls. The writes sald she had posltlve Infor? mation that Mrs. Guinness was still allve and urged that attentlon be given to the comniunkatlon. The explanation of the mlsslve was revealed when a detective agency ask? ed Helgeleln to employ their man in unravellng the my.<rery revealed by Mrs. Shom. Followlng Is Mrs. Oulnness's "matri monlal ad" wlth whlch vlctlms were lured-* to death: Personal?Comely wldow. who owns large farm ln ono of thc finest dis? tricts in La'porte county, Ind., desires to make the acciualntance of gentle? man equally well provlded, with viows of Joinlng fortunes. No replys by let? ter considered unless sender Is willlng to follow answer with personal vlsit. BRYAN OR JOHNSON Democrnt? of AInbiinui Wlll Announce Thelr Choice nt the Primnry. f From Our Regular Corresponelent.] WASHINGTON. D. C. May 7.?-The Democrats of Alabama will vote for Bryan or Johnson at thelr primarles on the 18th. They jnust say which they prefer?the Nebraskan or the Mlnnesotan?-for thelr candldate foi the presldency. Thls is a novel situa? tion, and the result wlll be awaited wlth interest. Tlio Johnson boomer? are handicapped because ot the fact that they dld not enter their man nntl thc* npleventh hour. A whirlwind cam? paign ts belng made, and lt is now be? lleved that JOhnson will dlvide the vote of the State wlth Bryan. A John? son club, wlth more than 300 mem? bers, was organlzed thls week, and dates for public speaklngs have been flxed. Four enthuslastlc Johnson men have announced themselves for dele gates-at-large, and oth'ers wlll enter In the congressional districts. There wlll be flghtlng all down tho llne. In an open letter to the voters of the State, thc commlttee has sald: "New. York, New Jersey, Connectlcut, Delaware, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, North ond South Dakota, Call? fornla, Michlgan, Wlsconsln. West Vir? ginia, Montana, Illlnols and Nebraska offer excellent prospects ' for Demo? cratic success under the leadershlp of Governor John A. Johnson, of Minne? sota, whilo not one of them?not even Nebraska?can be hopofully regarded lc Bryan, is the nomlnee. There Is lit? tle reason to expect Mr. Bryan to make inroads into Republlcan majoritles ln States where ho was unable to get the indorsement of Democratic convetitlont wlthout an announced candidate against hlm." In conclusion the Alabama Demo? crats declare: "Without quostlonlng his admlrable personal qualities and hls splendid abillty. the Democratic masses of the State have looked upon what has seemed Bryan's Inevitablo nomination wlthout hope or enthuslasm, and a great majorlty of the leaders, horeto fore found on the battlo llno, have fallen Into almost hopeless lethargy on account of hls candldacy." Tho Alabama Congressmen say that It Is too lato to make a flsht. but thelr constituents are already on- the war patlt. _.-?? ? ? ' INSTRUCTIONS AFTER FIGHT Vigorous Flght In !llHssncht***<ts Con? ventlon on Brynn IMank. BOSTON. MASS., May 7.?Wlth some opposltion to lnstructlons ln favor ol Wllliam J. Bryan for presldential rau dldate, although such lnstructlons were adopted finally, ancl wlth a more de? clded contest over the selectlon ol delegates at large, tho Democratic State Conventlon to-day elected fom leaders to represent the State at the Uenver convention. The delegate? chosen were George Fred Williams. of Delphi; District Attorney John B. Mo ran, of Boston. former Mayor John W. Coughlln, of Fall Rlver, and Daniel J. Doherty, ot Westfleld. Opposltion to tlie instructlon plank was volced by Professor Alex. F. Chamberlaln, of Clark Unlverslty AVorcester, but hls effort to obtain re consirleratlon was Ignored. The maln contest camo up on the selection of four ele-legates, and prln clpully over the name of Georgo Fred Williams. Foi- two hours Fanuei; Hall resoimdecl wlth shonts, crles spoeehr-s ancl rnotions from varlous ?party leaders, ancl tho chnlrnian hat difllculty in maintalning a semblanee of order. At one time he was obllgec to call upon the police to clear tlu platform. Some of the speeches were oxtremo ly bltter, but all the speakers ploader for harmony. A roll call ou tho question of the choico of tho four delegates by ac? clamation was tlnally carrled by, a voto of 40S to 15:!. Prevlous to tho meetlng of the con? ventlon there was a spirited contest wlthln tho commlttee on resolutlons over the Instructlon plank, A com? promise wns effecteel, aiul while thc plank ivas ivtalneil, It was modltlccl sr as to apply only to the four delcRnti's elected al to-duy's conveiitlcin. Tlu Bryan advocates wlshed tho Instruc tions tn enilirnco thc entlre Maseachu setta delegatlon to Denver, ... . ILL' SOCIEIS Gigantic Federation Proposed in Resolution Introduced at Meeting Last Night. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED BY NOTED SPEAKERS Problems Confronting Social Workers Considered in Detaii. 7 Ravagcs of Tuberculosis j Among Negroes?Care Needy and Reforma tionof Children. ' DKSCRIBING the suecessful sooiaV worker as a person wlth tha sanctltlod sportlng instlnct, whlch ls never baftled'nor dt verted from lts quarry, >Jrs. John M. Glenn. of Baltlmore, at the general sesslon of the Natlonal Confer? ence of Charltles and Correctlon, last nlght mado nn earnest appeal to the women of tho South to llft themselves abovo tho aristocratlc conceptlon that lt Is wrong to extend a helping hand to thoso rerjuirlng thelr generoslty and love. Her address, on "The" AV'orklng Forco of Ot'sjanlzed Charity," was not merely a theoretlcal effort; it contalncd sound and practlcal advlce as to how the organization, gutdod as it ls by love and rellglon, can become the malnstay of needy famllles, always calling for comfort and ald. To Change Orgnnlr.ntlon. Before tho conference began lts nlght program unanlnious consent was glven for the presentatlon of a resolutlon. whlch may radlcally change tho plan, and scope of tho natlonal body. The paper provldes for the appoint* ment of n. commlttee of eleven to ln? nuire Into the- udvlsability and feasU billty of federatlng all the phllan throplc socletles of the Unlted States, nllo wlng each to have charge of lts respectlve sectlon meetlngs. lt was explained that the conference had out grown the expectatlons and purpo.se* of the orlglnal founders, and in a way it was indicated that each of the sce tions would- prepare and manage its own line of work, still remalnlng. how? ever, under the wlng of the parent society, Devoted to "Needy Famllles, Their Homes and Nelghborhood." the general meetlng whlch was held at St. Paul's Eplscopal Church was full of interest to members and to the large audience whlch crowded the structure. After Mrs. Glenn. who preslded. had read her r8port, Presldent Herbert Welcb, of the Ohlo AVesleyan Unlverslty, and presldent ot the Methodlst Federatlon of Social Servlce; the Rev. AV. J. Kerby, professor of soclology in the Catholic Unlverslty at AVashlngton, and Mlsa Mary E. Rlchmond, secretary of tha Phlladelphla Society for Organizlng Charity, spoke on various phases of, the evening's toplc. 'llie Uny Meetlngs. AVItli four dlvisional meetlngs, be? glnnlng at the samo hour. tho natlon? al conference got dpwn to work yes? terday mornlug, the seotlon subjects belng ?'Children," "Crlmlnals," "Needy Famllies" and "Publlo Health." At the publlc health meetlng, Dr. Charles R. Grandy, of Norfolk, read a paper on "The Consumptive Negro," ln which he showed that tho death rate had largely Increased. Polnting out the fact that this dlseaso waa practically. unknown in the days of slavery, ho held that lts spread was due to lack of nourishment, poor ac commodations, and an iinwlllingnesa to use preoautlonary methods for pre ventlon. Dr. Grandy declared that ra clal prejudice was not responslble, atul quoted records to show that the col? ored death rate from tuberculosis was lower ln Norfolk than In , Boston. Frank .1. Bruno. of Colorado Springs, Col., read a paper on "A Natlonal San Itorium for Tuberculosis," urglng thu establlshment of such an lnstitutlon ln tho Rocky Mountains by the char Itablo organlzatlons. Tho question of government ald was lnformally dls? cussed. Judge Jullan AV. Mack, formerly of tho Chicago Juvenile Court. spoko on "Juvenile Courts as a Part of tho School System of the Country." Beforo the sectlon devoted to the care of crlmlnals, J. A. Leonard, sup? erlntendent of the State Reformatory, ut Mansflold, O.. dlscussed "Reforma? tory Dlsclpllne nnd Industrles.|" "Needy Famllies, Thelr Homes and Nelghboi'hoods." whlch was the subject considered nt tho general night sesslon. was dlscussed at length by a nuiiihor of prominent oonfercneo workers. Francls II. McLean, secretary of the Fl6ld Department for Extenslon of Or? ganized Charity, read a paper on "How Can AVe Raise Our Standards of Ef flctency in Deallng AA'lth Needy Famllles?" C. O. Carstens. secretary of the Boston Society for the Pre ventlon of Cruelty to Children, led the discusslon. This being a broad phnse of tlie charity plan, and one whlch af fects every centre, the meeting was of unusual interest, especially to tho women. Tlie lieuernl Sesslon. Although Presldent Mulry called the meetlng to order last nighl, he grace ftllly gave way to Mrs. Glenn. after prayer by the Rev. 11. AA'. FOrsyth, rec* tor of St. Paul's. Previous to the trans? fer' ot the gaveli however, Dr. Samuel G. Smlth. of St, Paul. obtalned unanl? nious consent to present the resolutlons calling for an examlnatlon of the ro? i-ii-ganl-Cil plan. The resolutlons fol? low: AA hereirs, tlie Nntloanl Conference of rhnrilles nnd Correctlon bn* fnr ou* grown ihe exuectiitlou* ?ntt purnour* ? of thc nrlglnui touudor?i nnd A\'hercii?i there I* iiome leinU-ni-y u< the present tlme to nruiiuliv nconratK uiitloiiiil HiicletK-H ri'iircuciilliiK ihe v? rloiin phllnuthrqjllo Inlere-t*. IhouuU It U highly deslrable Ihut nll Ihe a?eui-le_ be unlted In oue Aullnunl loafercuee of Cltarlttea nnd Correctlon, whlch ubiill clearly nud ndequtuely repr,_ent. every form of iilillnutbrupy| ihereKore, he li ilrsulvcd, Thnt a eomiulttce of el_V?a be appolnted by tbe presldent ot >M* iContlaucd on Fourth. PajK?.).